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Ethical Problems of Forensic and Prison Psychiatry in Latvia

  • Māris Taube
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Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 46)

Abstract

Latvia is one of the three Baltic States and is located on the Eastern shores of the Baltic Sea. It was a part of the Soviet Union until 1991 when it regained its independence. The area of Latvia is 65,589 km2 and it has a population of approximately 2.26 million. The ethnic composition is 59.3 % ethnic Latvians, 27.8 % ethnic Russians, 3.6 % ethnic Belarusians, 2.5 % ethnic Ukrainians, 2.4 % ethnic Poles and 4.4 % other nationalities. Latvia is a democratic parliamentary republic. It joined the European Union in 2004 (Latvian Institute 2010).

Keywords

Psychiatric Hospital Behavioural Disorder Criminal Procedure Psychiatric Unit Forensic Psychiatry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Addiction DisordersRīga Stradiņš UniversitySaulkrastiLatvia

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